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Doctoral Degree:
1965     Doctor of Musical Arts, University of Southern California
Honorary Degrees:
2008     Honorary Doctor of Performing Arts, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio
2004     Doctor of Humane Letters, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota
2004     Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts, Macalester College, Saint Paul, Minnesota
1992     Honorary Degree of Doctor of Humane Letters, Augustana College, Sioux Falls, South Dakota
Other Honors:
2010     Cultural Leadership Citation, Yale University
1989     Distinguished Alumnus Award, University of Southern California Thornton School of Music
1988     Distinguished Alumnus Award, St. Olaf College, Northfield, Minnesota
2007     Induction into the Minnesota Music Hall of Fame, New Ulm, Minnesota
2007     Robert Shaw Citation, American Choral Directors Association, Miami, Florida
2006     Honorary Life Member, Inaugural, the National Collegiate Choral Organization, San Antonio, Texas
2006     Individual Leadership in Choral Music Award, Choral Arts Society of Philadelphia
2005     Champion of New Music Award, American Composers Forum, St. Paul, Minnesota
2004     Distinguished Master Artist Award, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida
2003     Grammy Award Nomination, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences (NARAS) Walden Pond, conductor (Gothic Recordings, LLP), Los Angeles, California
2003     Sally Ordway Irvine Award for Vision in the Arts, Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, St. Paul, Minnesota
2003     Victor Herbert Award for Distinguished Service to American Music, American Society of Composers and Publishers (ASCAP), New York, New York
2002     Special Award for Pioneer Vision, Leadership and Commitment to Commissioning and Performing New Choral Works and the Highest Level of Artistry, Chorus America, the Professional Association for Choral Ensembles in North America and ASCAP.
2002     Louis Botto Award for Innovative Action and Entrepreneurial Zeal, Chorus America
2001     The McKnight Foundation Distinguished Artist Award for contributions to the advancement of the arts in Minnesota, The McKnight Foundation
1999     ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, American Society of Composers, and Publishers
1996     UNESCO Panel for International Federation of Choral Music Choral Symposium, Sydney, Australia
1996     Community Arts Award, Sigma Alpha Iota, International Music Fraternity for Women, Minneapolis-St. Paul Alumnae Chapter
1996     ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, American Society of Composers, and Publishers
1996     Honorary Sterling Patron of the Arts, Mu Phi Epsilon, International Music Fraternity
1995     Michael Korn Founder's Award for significant contributions to the professional choral art, Chorus America
1993     ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, American Society of Composers and Authors and Publishers
1993     F. Melius Christiansen Award, Minnesota American Choral Directors Association
1992     ASCAP Award for Adventurous Programming, American Society of Composers, and Publishers. Given for the Dale Warland Singers' commitment to the performance of music written after 1972
1992     Margaret Hillis Award for Choral Excellence, Chorus America. The Dale Warland Singers was the first chorus to be given this honor.
1984     Study Grant to research English choral literature at Oxford, Cambridge and London. Bush Foundation, St. Paul, Minnesota
1981     Study Grant, Minnesota State Arts Board, for study with Robert Shaw
1981     Recording Panel, National Endowment for the Arts
1980     Choral Panel, National Endowment for the Arts
1971     Ford Foundation Study Grant for professional study, Cambridge, England
1958     Choral Conducting Scholarship, Tanglewood Summer Music Festival